Currently Offered Outreach Programs
TOPICS FOR ANY OCCASION
Our most popular program! In this program, we will dive into the characteristics that define raptors and why they are important to our ecosystems. Audiences will discover the various types of birds of prey found all over the world, what it takes to care for a bird of prey, and learn how Nature's Educators is permitted to keep raptors. The audience will learn about their personal histories, anatomy, hunting strategies, and habitats.
We are able to do educational talks and host tables for Renaissance Festivals, Resorts, and other special events. If you are interested in having us out to do stage shows, host a tent/table, or do continous programming, please reach out! We are able to travel (including other states) and are flexible with scheduling events such as these. Keep in mind, we are an education program....not entertainment....we can do "edutainment!"
Interactive Booth Set Up
We are able to host an interactive and educational booth for your event, fair, festival, organization, etc. Bring some extra excitement to your event by having live birds of prey and/or reptiles present.
Parrots are highly intelligent birds that have interesting adaptations for survival. Book this program to meet a couple of our parrot friends!
Habitats and Adaptations
Animals have different adaptations to live in different habitats. Each animal has a job or "niche" in its habitat to help keep the ecosystem going. In this program, we will learn about various adaptations animals have to survive in their environments.
What a Hoot
This program is dedicated to learning about owls and the physical and behavioral adaptations they have that help them survive in their environment. Meet some real owls and learn their personal stories and amazing features.
Creatures of the Night
Nocturnal and crepuscular animals have different features and behaviours to help them be active at night. For this popular program, we will learn about creatures that are active at night. We will bring an owl and a few other creepy-crawly critters to help show off their amazing adaptations!
Animals of the Wizarding World
Some of the fantastical beasts from the popular books and movies are real life creatures! During this interesting program, we will introduce you to some of the animals featured in the stories. Learn about their role in the story, but also their habitat, diet, and natural history. This is an excellent talk for libraries to get kids excited about reading! *This program is meant for those familiar with the books and movies!
Snakes are amazing creatures which many people fear. During this presentation, discover the ways to identify which snakes are venomous, learn what snakes eat, find out where they live, and how they find their prey. Visit with a variety of snakes and who knows, you may overcome your fear of these legless reptiles by the end of the program!
Reptiles and Amphibians (herptiles) are amazing creatures! Discover what herptiles eat, find out where they live, and all their adaptations! Meet a handful of live herptiles up close!
Colorado is a special place that has its own pride and identity. From the high forests of the Rocky Mountains to the open expanses of the Great Plains - it's our beautiful home that we share with amazing wildlife. In this program, learn what makes Colorado's habitats such a great place for some of our feathered, scaly, and slimy neighbors. Also, meet animal ambassadors that are true Colorado Natives!
Meet and Greet
During this program, children will meet 3 animal ambassadors (decided on by host and NE volunteers) and learn general information about them. What is a reptile? What makes a bird? Why do amphibians like water? This shortened talk is perfect for young children to get a chance to meet and learn about different animal friends.
What our programs look like
All of our programs are high-energy, interactive, and fun! Our staff and volunteers are all trained to our high standards to provide the best possible educational experience for audiences of all kinds. You have never been so excited to learn about wildlife!
EDUCATORS IN ACTION
Whether you are next door, across town, or in a different state, we will travel to (almost) any location to bring live animals to your event.
From school events to nature centers, from private gatherings to large festivals, we have literally done it all. Our programs can be customized to fit your needs, venue, and audience.
Our amazing presenters are engaging, enthusiastic, and knowledgable. Our live animals can make any event a special and memorable experience.
We make sure that our programs reflect the latest in scientific findings. We strive to teach every audience member at least one new piece of information that they didn’t know before.
*Other than a few exceptions, we do not offer programming on Mondays to allow our staff and ambassadors a day to rest and catch up. Thanks for being understanding!
We bring live animals to you !
We connect people to the environment by teaching about the other creatures that share our space. We hope that by connecting with our ambassadors and learning their personal stories, audience members will understand the importance of conservation.
*Please note, we do NOT allow touching of any of our ambassadors for their safety and for yours. It also sends the wrong message (especially to children) to allow "petting" of our ambassadors. Our goal is to teach respect of wildlife and wild places.